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so much. bob schieffer will have the latest on "face the nation." >>> we have some breaking news from california this morning. a strong earthquake struck overnight off the pacific coast. >> the u.s. geological survey has revised the strength of that quake to 6.3 magnitude. so far there are no reports of damage. we'll have more on this story throughout the morning. >>> there are reports in south africa that nelson mandela could get out of the hospital at any time. he was admitted a week ago for treatment. mark phillips is in johannesburg, south africa. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning norah. i wish i could be more definite about nelson mandela's condition, but it has been shrouded in state secrecy until now and, frankly, this morning the confusion is moving almost into farce. there was a report this morning that after six days of treatment for this lung infection that the government says he has he might be ready to be sent home. the question is from where. all week we've been told that he was in a number one military hospital
republican senator bob corker if a deal is likely and tell you how no deal could significantly impact everything from the price of milk to the price of gas. >>> we also look back at the life and legacy of general norman schwarzkopf. and a double agent tells us how facebook was used to infiltrate al qaeda. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> the house and republican have left town. the negotiations between the president and speaker have fallen apart. you can't legislate with yourself. >>> republicans have bent over backward. we wanted an agreement, but we had no takers. >> washington scrambles to avert the fiscal cliff. >>> president obama has asked the congressional leaders to meet at the white house today. >> if they cannot reach a deal, the economists warn that could trigger another recession. >> are they going to avoid a fiscal cliff, eric? [ laughter ] as stormin' norman has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition and forced saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait. >>> some of the same states are bracing for yet anot
. >>> republican senator bob corker of tennessee has offered proposals in recent weeks to break the stalemate in congress. senator, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, jeff good to be with you. >> are we going over the cliff? >> well it depends on what that means. i think 98% of the people in our country can be assured that at some point over the next short period of time, their income taxes are going to be the same but this congress as you know has been more prepared than any to deal with the big issues our nation faces and what you're seeing is a lack of courage to deal with the spending issues. unfortunately, you know today the average american doesn't realize that there's 40% of government services that they're not paying for. only one-third of medicare is paid for by those people who actually use it and because there's been this charade going on, where the left and right basically have conspired together to shield the american people from the true cost of government, we really don't have any constituency here to help reduce spending because we have not
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